Cooking on High
GenreReality television
Directed byMarcel Fuentes
StarringJosh Leyva (host)
Ngaio Bealum (weed-expert)
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Jay James
  • Sean Olsen
  • Melinda Rocha
  • Colin Whelan
CinematographyMichael Boidy
Running time13–15 minutes
Production companyStage 13
Original release
ReleaseJune 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)

Cooking on High is an American cooking competition television show that premiered on streaming platform Netflix on June 22, 2018.[1] The show's premise centers on cooking foods that contain marijuana as an ingredient. The guest chefs are professional cannabis cooks whose knowledge of infused food take a center role in their careers as private chefs and medicinal marijuana educators.[2] The show is hosted by YouTuber Josh Leyva.[3] Featuring cannabis activist and comedian Ngaio Bealum, who provides short segments on the science of cannabis cooking and introduces the "strain of the day".

The show's first season has received generally poor feedback from critics,[4][3] with the Washington Post's Sonia Rao calling it "the worst food show on Netflix". However, Bealum's performance was positively reviewed by Rao as "the one redeeming quality". The program was originally shot as a web series, so the episodes are kept short.[5][6]

The show was removed from Netflix in June 2021.[7]


No.TitleGuest judgesChefsOriginal air date
1"Afternoon Delight"Mod Sun, Ramon Rivas IILuke Reyas, Andrea DrummerJune 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)
2"Going Green"Ray Wright, Serk Spliff, Manu Li, Brad SilnutzerAndie Leon, Brandon CoatesJune 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)
3"Baked Potatoes"Chris Bryant, Vince RoyaleMike Delao, Jonathan PortelaJune 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)
4"French Fried"Heather Pasternak, Vitaly ZdorovetskiyAndrea Drummer, Brandon CoatesJune 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)
5"Southern Comfort"Aristotle Georgeson, WaxChef Nugs, Brian VaccarellaJune 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)
6"Mexi-Cannabis"Warm Brew, Vince RoyaleChef Dee, Mike DelaoJune 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)
7"Wake and Bake"Chris Cope, Heather PasternakBrady Farmer, Brandon CoatesJune 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)
8"Carb Loaded"Rob Fee, Allen Strickland WilliamsBrian Vaccarella, Chef DeeJune 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)
9"Roll 'Em Up"Mod Sun, Sam JayAndrea Dummer, Brady FarmerJune 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)
10"Fast Food Toke Out"Solomon Georgio, WaxChef Nugs, Chef DeeJune 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)
11"Mexicasian"Chris Cope, Ramon Rivas IILuke Reyes, Brian VaccarellaJune 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)
12"Munchie Mania"Brad Silnutzer, Vitaly ZdorovetskiyBrady Farmer, Luke ReyesJune 22, 2018 (2018-06-22)

See also


  1. ^ "'Cooking on High'—5 Things to Know about Netflix's Latest Food Series". Food & Wine. Archived from the original on 2018-09-09. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  2. ^ "Everything You Need to Know About Netflix's 'Cooking on High'". Eater. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  3. ^ a b Nevins, Jake (2018-06-22). "Cooking on High: Netflix's foray into weed cuisine is half-baked". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  4. ^ "Cooking on High: A Netflix Cannabis Cooking Show That Should Be So Much Better". 3 July 2018. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  5. ^ "Perspective | Why the pot-infused 'Cooking on High' is the worst food show on Netflix". Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-09-08.
  6. ^ "Q&A: Netflix's 'Cooking on High' Show-stealer Ngaio Bealum". 2 July 2018. Retrieved 2020-05-17.
  7. ^ "'Cooking on High' & 'Heavy Rescue: 401' Leaving Netflix in June 2021". What's on Netflix. May 25, 2021.